I wasn’t planning on posting today. I was going to try and do an “every other day” kind of posting schedule but I saw Nicole’s link up at Moments that Define Life and had to join in. I’ve been a bit of a “Debbie Downer” lately and want to turn things around. I agree that it’s not in my nature to talk about things I am proud of because I think pride can sometimes be ugly but you know what? It’s a link and I don’t do it very often so I am going to do it today.
1. That all four of my children are healthy. I am proud of the fact that it takes a lot to keep them all healthy but they are for the moment so I will relish in that for today. Plus, they don’t embarrass me too much in public.
2. My marriage. For all the times I get on him for doing more, I try equal it with telling him that I am still madly in love with him. I am proud of the fact that marriage is hard but we make it work.
3. This blog. I stepped waaaay out of my comfort zone and putting it all out there for people to read is scary but the rewards have been worth it. I might not be making money yet but “do what you love and the money will follow” is my life’s motto. Or wait…my life’s motto is “Have kids? Embrace the craziness.” No, wait, it’s “what you see is what you get.” Anyway, it’s one of them. I am proud of the fact that I love to write and I am writing.
4. Painting murals. Besides giving birth to my children, these murals are my pride and joy. I still can’t believe I did them. I am in the process of doing one in Gia’s room right now. It’s the one here that isn’t finished. I love getting lost in painting but have zero talent in the drawing or painting freehand. I am more of a paint by numbers kinda gal. Though I shouldn’t say zero talent since I taught myself shading and I can draw a mean leaf. I, in no way used these images for profit. They were only used on my walls for my children’s enjoyment.
|Tommy’s that is no longer since he was booted from his room. Our high school is the Falcons.|
|I did this when Belle was 4 and bless her heart, she doesn’t want to paint over it though she is way past this stage.|
|I saw this picture and the little girl looked just like Gia and was a ballerina, which is what her room is done in.|
5. Being a teacher. I know I am not actively teaching classes anymore but every once in awhile, the teacher in me creeps out. I loved telling people that I was a teacher. It meant something. It meant that I was making a difference in kids’ lives and that I was reaching them and helping them and I got recognized and paid for doing it. I LOVED my job and I miss it all the time. I know that I still teach but in a different way and that is okay for now. Maybe I’ll go back someday, maybe not but it still makes me proud to say I once was.
So what about you? What are five things you are proud of? Leave me them in the comments if you aren’t a blogger or a blogger that just wants to write them here or head over to Nicole’s place to link up there.